SCHOOL NURSE (#HVM-CSN2018-2)

Hill View Montessori Charter Public School ( learn more )

Haverhill, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3013017
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 5, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Hill View Montessori Charter School, a public Montessori school serving 305 students in grades K-8 located in historic Haverhill, Massachusetts (35 miles north of Boston on the New Hampshire border and about 17 miles from the Atlantic Ocean), is seeking a Certified School Nurse for the 2018-2109 school year. This is a full-time position.

NOTE: Resumes and letters of interest should be sent directly to: parnold@hvmcps.org

Applicants should have a high joy-factor and positive energy and enthusiasm; superb classroom management and leadership; emotional maturity; excellent organizational and communication skills; a love of learning and a love of playing; and, a drive for excellence with a commitment to each child. Applicants should demonstrate a friendly disposition and possess a strong capacity for kindness, compassion, and thoughtfulness. We are seeking a colleague committed to building strong collegial and parent relationships, and one who is committed to self-development. Appreciation for student diversity including learning, experiential, cultural & economic diversity is important as well as an open mind, open heart, and a sense of humor.

The School Nurse is responsible for direct and indirect nursing care to enhance the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievements of our students. The School Nurse facilitates positive student responses to typical development, promotes health and safety, intervenes with actual and potential health problems, assists other Student Support staff in providing case management services, and actively collaborates with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.


PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
• Assess and evaluate students’ medical history, including social, behavioral, psychological and familial concerns

• Utilizing evidenced based practice, identify need for appropriate nursing services in the school setting

• Initiate a plan of care with student and family input to best meet needs of individual student

• Implement plan of care with consultation with school staff and community providers as necessary

• Evaluate effectiveness of interventions and revise plan as necessary

• Provides emergency care for all students and staff on school premises in the event of injury or sudden illness

• Administer prescribed and approved medication to students with parent/guardian and physician consent

• Perform mandated screenings in vision, hearing, scoliosis, and height and weight as deemed appropriate by state and city departments of public health

• Documents pertinent information in student records in accordance with Standards of Practice and safeguards documentation utilizing HIPPA and FERPA regulations

• Prepare regular written reports for supervisor, MDPH and other relevant agencies

• Notify appropriate individuals, i.e. parents, staff, physicians of immediate and potential health related concerns

• Promotes healthy programs in collaboration with coalitions, associations, CDC and Department of Public Health

• Acts as a resource in health education to students and families and refers to appropriate help agencies when necessary

• Maintain DESE and DPH certifications or actively pursuing and seeks out own learning experiences to keep current with new trends


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:
• Responsible for providing the optimum quality of health care to students

• Participates in direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and rehabilitation in order to:
• Assess student’s health status, records and related health data, and
• Analyze and interpret recorded data and a makes informed judgments regarding nursing care as mandated by MD order and standards of practice

• Participates in planning and implementing nursing interventions

• Responsible for knowledge of most recent advancements and current knowledge in the field

• Collaborate, cooperate and communicate with other health care providers to ensure quality and continuity of care

• Promotes student and family education to involve them and significant others within the school system to establish and implement health goals

• Conducts self in professional manner as evidenced by appropriate attire, punctuality and indication of strong work ethic

• Reports to the principal


EDUCATIONAL & JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelors Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university

• Licensed as a Registered Nurse for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

• Current certification in CPR and First Aid

• Demonstrates current knowledge in such areas as (a) professional issues in school nursing, (b) school and community health, (c) communicable disease control, (d) growth and development, (e) health assessment, (f) special health conditions, both chronic and acute, (g) injury prevention and emergency care, (h) health counseling, health education and promotion, (i) current adolescent issues

• A minimum of two years of child health, community health or other relevant clinical nursing experience

  • NOT
  • : Resumes and letters of interest should be sent directly to: parnold@hvmcps.org


    Hill View Montessori Charter Public School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Hill View Montessori Charter Public School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Phil Arnold , Executive Director
    • 75 Foundation Ave.
    • Haverhill, Massachusetts 01835
    • Phone: 978-521-2616
    • Fax: 978-521-2656
    • Email: click here

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